Tuchel queries Chelsea players’ focus.
By Valentine Amanze
The Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is not happy with the dropping of points by his boys of recent. Before weekend’s 3-2 defeat by West Ham, the London club had played 1-1 draw with under-performing Manchester United in the Premier League.
With the defeat at West Ham at the weekend, Chelsea have lost the top of the league position to closest rival, Manchester City, forcing Tuchel to question the focus of his players.
Defensively sound ever since Tuchel arrived in January, the defeat to West Ham saw Chelsea concede more than two goals for just the third time since the German coach arrived.
Chelsea controlled vast swathes of the game but uncharacteristic mistakes from Edouard Mendy and Jorginho, to name a few, cost them dear.
On rectifying the defensive errors which have cost them points in their last two Premier League outings and what it means in the title race, Tuchel queried the attitude of his team.
“The race is not interesting at the moment. What is interesting is the next 90 minutes and that we get the focus right and the attitude right.
“We have to take care of the details and we are not good enough in the details at the moment.
“We do too many big mistakes and we need to care about the details. There is no need to ask big questions or start doubting about the big picture. If you play at West Ham, this is a game about details.”
N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic were injured and did not play the matches.
Chelsea have shown a few cracks are starting to appear as Mendy was lucky to get away with a few sloppy passes against Manchester United, and Jorginho’s mistake against United cost them two points.